Puma Energy on Friday launched e-Aviation System – a state of the art electronic fuelling system – that would position Botswana as one of the key players in the aviation field. Officiating at the event, Permanent Secretary to the President Carter Morupisi said he was informed that the system brings in the next level of technological innovations that enable automated and secure processes and provides real time, 360-degree view of the business operations and the customer journey. “It will significantly improve fuelling experience as it reduces manual processes, increasing productivity and mitigating risk while enhancing the relationship with the customer,” said Morupisi. He said the system is an attractive and valuable proposition that will aid in the efficiency and further growth of all sectors connected to aviation. Botswana is said to be among the first two countries in the African continent to adopt this system and Morupisi said this reaffirms the country’s commitment to embracing new and more efficient systems that will enhance productivity. The first country to opt for the system is Ghana and more countries are expected to follow suite and adopt the eAviation system due to its undeniable value on the business.
Morupisi said air transport is an increasingly essential component of the global society and a crucial driver of economic, social and cultural development worldwide and will continue to be vital in many more years to come. “Aviation provides the only rapid worldwide transportation network, making it essential for global business and tourism, thus facilitating economic growth,” he said. He said international aviation is forecast to experience significant developments including continued rapid growth in passenger and air-cargo demand and in this context, significant changes in the international regulatory environment will inevitably occur across the aviation spectrum in safety, security, sustainability and technology among others. Morupisi commended Puma Energy for taking strides to assist in accurate and efficient aviation fuel and data management, significantly improving the customer journey for both local and international customers. Users of the new system locally include Air Botswana, Debswana, Botswana Defence Force and Botswana Police.